"Welcome Home,” a new book by Maryville resident Dr. Billi Tiner, follows the incredible journey of a dog finding his perfect home.
The story for children ages 10-12 comes from an incident Tiner had as a veterinarian and also from experiences she’s heard from other dog owners.
Although their stories vary, she said one theme connects them all – how they were united with their pets, that the dog chose them to be their owner and that they were meant to be together.
“It’s this perfect match,” she said.
The book has been a journey for Tiner herself, the journey of an author to get her story published.
She wrote the story 10 years ago, and after years of struggling to find a publisher, she decided to self-publish through CreateSpace this past December.
“I’ve always loved to write. And I’ve also always loved animals,” she said. “It’s really nice to know the book is available now.”
“Welcome Home” can be found on Amazon in both paperback and e-book formats as well as at the Nodaway News Leader. She also donated copies of the book to the Maryville Public Library and Maryville Middle School library.
Tiner and her husband, John, and their two children moved to Maryville last summer. She is currently employed as a food safety inspector with the USDA.
Originally from Oklahoma, she attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University.
She is currently working on her second book, inspired by her mom, about a World War II hero dog that was shot in the back saving soldiers. She hopes to have it out sometime this spring." -Jacki Wood Nodaway Newsleader
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